Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra

The best prices from Melbourne to Canberra are usually found in April or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Canberra

All the information you need to plan the best ME1 to CBR flight in 2022: compare Melbourne to Canberra flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Canberra.

ME1 - CBR

Price

$177 - $298

CBR

Temperature

5 - 20 °C

CBR

Precipitation

30 - 60 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$246

From Melbourne to Canberra

One-way from

$176

One-way flight from Melbourne to Canberra

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Canberra?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Melbourne to Canberra. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Canberra.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Canberra?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 44% on flights from Melbourne to Canberra compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $325. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $384.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Canberra?

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Canberra from Melbourne. Prices for April average $312 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $179. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a April flight can save you 32% on your journey compared to booking in April

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Canberra (ME1 - CBR)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne to Canberra at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 16% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra in January, February 2022

The best prices found for Melbourne to CBR flights in January, February
31 Jan. - 31 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$168

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/1/22

26 Jan. - 6 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$169

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/1/22

7 Feb. - 8 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$175

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 20/1/22

Melbourne to Canberra 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Canberra from Melbourne found for this year
31 Jan. - 31 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$168

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

26 Jan. - 6 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$169

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

7 Feb. - 8 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$175

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

Direct flights to Canberra from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Canberra direct flight deals
31 Jan. - 31 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$168

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

31 Jan. - 31 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$169

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

7 Feb. - 8 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$175

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Canberra

Late deals on return flights to Canberra from Melbourne, departing today and this week
26 Jan. - 6 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$169

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

26 Jan. - 27 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$176

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

25 Jan. - 27 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$178

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

One-way flights to Canberra from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Canberra
14 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
$85

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/1/22

29 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
$90

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 19/1/22

14 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
$92

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 19/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Canberra flights.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Canberra from Melbourne?

Canberra (CBR), located 6.4 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Melbourne to Canberra. 3 airlines have flights to Canberra from Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Melbourne to Canberra should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 21 inbound flights from Melbourne per day.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to Canberra have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Tigerair Australia with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $168, but on average you can expect to pay $194.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Canberra is less than $194.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Canberra for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Canberra within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this Melbourne to Canberra flight route?

The Melbourne to Canberra flight path was viewed by 5,725 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra round-trip?

Flying on Virgin Australia is currently your cheapest option to Canberra, with prices starting at $168. Another option worth looking into is Rex, starting at $218 round trip. Virgin Australia is currently priced 46% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne to Canberra?

Qantas Airways, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to Canberra.

What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne to Canberra?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Melbourne to Canberra consider choosing Rex(100%), Virgin Australia(73%) or Singapore Airlines(73%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Canberra?

While on average a flight from Melbourne to Canberra is generally $274, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $161. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Canberra), you can expect to pay $168 for that flight.

Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Canberra choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
Cheapest$163
Average$232
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$200
Average$410
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$246
Average$361
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Canberra
7%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
48%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
31%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
14%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Canberra
Sunday24daily flights
Monday25daily flights
Tuesday18daily flights
Wednesday21daily flights
Thursday17daily flights
Friday27daily flights
Saturday20daily flights